I’m eating ice cream in bed at 10:30pm on a Friday night and I can’t fall asleep because I can’t stop thinking (plus, the sugar--duh). I’ve been reflecting on a theme that keeps echoing in my mind, my community and my social media feeds. I know when I keep getting the same thing on repeat that my intuition is quite literally telling me to work through this, don’t ignore it, process it, share it.
So let’s talk about it: are you fully in or do you have one foot out the door?
Someone once told me that part time commitment yields part time results. I didn’t want to believe this at first because “part time commitment” felt so much safer. Being part-time committed to anything seems way less risky than full-time anything. God forbid I got too excited, too invested, too determined and too devoted to one thing.
The higher you jump the harder you fall, right?
I remember at one point at the beginning of my coaching business I actually wrote out a full on back up plan, just in case. Before that I was quite literally part time in my coaching business, picking up odd jobs here and there, distracting myself with any number of things that kept me from being fully in as a coach. Of course quitting my job to start a business was one thing, one external thing, that felt bold and liberating. But going energetically all in? Going all in sans back up plan, side job, or distractions, going all in without the constant worry...that was a whole different ball game. That took way more time to cultivate.
If I’m being totally honest, there’s no way I would have been able to create a successful business if I kept looking back at the backup plan or looking side to side for distractions. From what I see with many of the clients that I work with now, being all in is when the real shifts happen.
There’s an absolutely different energy that comes from all in. There’s a different energy when you have two feet walking through the door together, fully into what’s possible. When we shed our backup plans and ditch distractions we are left with more energy to put into what we truly desire. If I know one thing for certain, it’s this: where the mind goes the energy flows, and where the energy flows, the money follows.
When we focus on the backup plan, leave one foot out the door or put energy into “here’s what I can do if this doesn’t work out,” the message we’re sending is clear. We are saying that we don’t trust ourselves, our process or our intentions - sometimes all of the above.
I don’t know about you, but I don’t want any relationships in my life (whether with myself, my partner, my friends OR my business) to be built on a lack of trust. Is it even possible for something built without trust to be sustainable? I doubt it. So let’s commit, together, to radical honesty and unwavering trust in ourselves and our businesses. Both feet in.